Celestino Silva is to take over as Managing Director of Dachser’s European Logistics (EL) Iberia business unit. He succeeds Juan Quintana, who has opted to leave the company to pursue new professional opportunities.
A native of Portugal, 51-year-old Silva brings a wealth of experience in logistics management to the helm of the Iberian overland transport organization. He began his career at Azkar—the predecessor of Dachser EL Iberia—over 20 years ago when the Portuguese country organization was first established. Following Azkar’s acquisition by Dachser, a family company with a global presence, he successfully integrated the Portuguese overland transport organizations. In 2014, he also assumed responsibility for Dachser’s business in the Galicia region in northwestern Spain.
“Celestino Silva is a successful manager with many years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the company, its processes, and the Iberian market,” says Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics at Dachser. “He was closely involved in the successful transformation of our Iberian business unit from the outset and will oversee its further integration into Dachser’s European network.”
The transformation has brought economic success: the Iberian business unit has grown every year since 2013 and increased its revenue by around 27 percent in the same period. In 2018, the EL Iberia business unit generated unconsolidated gross revenue of EUR 661 million euros across 65 locations. Last year, the Iberian overland transport organization handled 20.7 million shipments. It employs a workforce of around 3,000 people.